|Delivering the Daily Record|
|Lawrence County has had its share of snow and ice storms and Arctic temperatures this winter. a Daily Record newspaper carrier Lexie Gaither is shown braving the conditions on her Lawrenceville route. |
|Dr Seuss makes agriculture fun|
| LAWRENCEVILLE - Seven-year-olds can relate to Dr. Seuss, but perhaps not so much to agriculture.|
The Lawrence County Ag in the Classroom program ties the two together annually with "Green Eggs and Ag." This year's event was held Friday at Central Christian Church.
"It's kind of a celebration of agriculture through Dr. Seuss," said Kris Hasewinkle, the Lawrence County Ag in the Classroom Coordinator. "We take some of his books and put a twist on them. They've been talking about Dr. Seuss at school and today they'll come in and learn a little bit about agriculture."
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
|Scholarships to be awarded through ISA|
|LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrence County Sheriff Russell Adams will award two $500 scholarships through the Illinois Sheriff's Association.|
Last week the sheriff's association announced that it will award more than $53,000 in scholarships throughout the state, for students who wish to pursue higher education in the 2014-2015 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only.
Applicants must be Illinois residents. Scholarships must be utilized in the state of Illinois and the recipients must be full-time students.
Monday, March 3, 2014
|ISP to conduct seat belt enforcement patrols in Lawrence County|
|EFFINGHAM - Illinois State Police (ISP) District 12 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Cory Ristvedt has announced that District 12 troopers will conduct Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols (OREP) in Lawrence County during March.|
Ristvedt said OREP allows state police to target an area with saturation patrols that focus on traffic violations and related compliance with safety belt and child safety seat laws. Safety belt enforcement zones will also be set up to ensure the driver and passengers are buckled up. Illinois law requires all vehicle passengers (front and back) to be buckled up.
Ristvedt noted that safety belts are one of the most effective safety devices in vehicles today, estimated to save over 12,000 lives each year.
More than half of vehicle occupants killed in a traffic crash were not properly buckled up. The objective of this program is to increase compliance of occupant restraint laws through education, child seat inspections, and enforcement. Greater awareness, acceptance, and use of occupant protection equipment will save many lives.
Friday, February 28, 2014
|Bridge replacement postponed
|ST. FRANCISVILLE - City officials in St. Francisville have reported that the temporary closing of the Cannonball Bridge has been postponed due to high water.|
While the bridge was closed for a period of time today, the bridge replacement work has not begun.
The Cannonball bridge, spanning the Wabash River between St. Francisville and rural Knox County, Ind., was scheduled to have been temporarily closed as of Feb. 24.
Construction plans call for the bridge to be closed for up to 20 calendar days for replacement of the small bridge on the Indiana side. The 45-foot pre-cast concrete bridge will be a two-lane bridge.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
|Rehearsals begin for LCAC's Aladdin|
|LAWRENCEVILLE - Rehearsals for the Lawrence County Arts Council's Spring Production are under way. |
Jan Loeb will be directing Aladdin with a cast of many talented newcomers and local favorites.
Music rehearsals, under the direction of Daniel Shinkle and Ann Atkins, wrapped up last week and this week will begin choreography by Cyndi Hays-Morris followed by on stage rehearsals for blocking.
This years production will be performed on two weekends with shows on Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m.; Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12 at 7 p.m.; and the final performance Sunday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
|Local man faces attempted murder charge|
| LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man who was already in Lawrence County Jail now faces additional charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated domestic battery.|
The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department says Tommy D. Shoulders, 38, was charged Thursday, while already locked up on previous charges.
According to court records, the attempted murder charge is is a Class X felony. The aggravated domestic battery charge is a Class 2 felony.
Bail for the new charges is $100,000 cash, according to the sheriff's department.
The new charges stem from an incident on Jan. 15, when Shoulders allegedly attacked a female in St. Francisville.
Lawrence County Sheriff Russell Adams said the case is being handled by St. Francisville Police Chief Billy Darnell, as well as the Illinois State Police.
Shoulders has been in Lawrence County Jail since Jan. 16 on charges of aggravated battery from a previous case.
He was taken into custody that day, while walking along railroad tracks east of Lawrenceville.
Shoulders is scheduled to appear in Lawrence County Circuit Court at 11 a.m. March 19 regarding the most recent charges
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
|Righter bill seeks to rectify education funding inequities|
|SPRINGFIELD - Seeking to rectify what he calls inequities in education funding, State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) has introduced legislation that will increase parity in how state education dollars are distributed.|
"A review of the state's system of education funding confirmed that serious inequities have been built into financing Illinois schools," Righter said. "My legislation targets some of the areas where we see the most outrageous disparities and seeks to level the playing field between downstate, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and suburban school districts."
Friday, February 21, 2014
|Evansville jazz ensembles
to perform free at VU|
|VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Music Department will host two University of Evansville Jazz Ensembles, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Zifer, at 12:30 p.m. (EST) on Friday at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. |
Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
|Illinois General Primary election a month away|
|LAWRENCEVILLE - Lawrence County voters who choose to participate in the General Primary election will be choosing candidates to put on the November ballot at the county, state and federal level, as well a precinct committeemen.|
There is also a non-partison ballot for voters in Bridgeport, St. Francisville, Sumner and rural areas of Lawrence County.
The primary election is March 18, one month from today.
Lawrence County voters will put candidates for sheriff, treasurer and county clerk on the ballot as well as county board members from district's 3, 4 and 7.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
|Lawrenceville High School Drama Club to present two one-act plays|
| LAWRENCEVILLE - The Lawrenceville High School Drama Club will present "An Evening of One-Act Plays" with performances at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 in a coffeehouse setting in the new Lawrenceville High School cafeteria. The One-Act plays to be presented are "Cheating Death" and "The Diary of Adam and Eve." School officials said plays are comedies and are suitable for audiences of all ages.|
Friday, February 14, 2014